Friday, October 19, 2012

Single Malt for under $16?

Lismore single malt scotch normally retails for about $35 to $45, but while shopping at the local Trader Joes I found they had made a special purchase of the scotch and are selling it for only $16!

Even though I had never heard the brand, I picked it up to give it a shot, and I'm glad I did. (notice the bottle in the pic is already almost empty) Now, true, this bottle does not have the sophistication and complexity of a 21 year old, but it is good with a little ice. Sweet with a little bit of oak, this one would be popular with the wives too.

After a little internet research I found that its aged only about 5 years in oak, made in the prestigious highlands speyside region of scotland. It seems the company changed hands recently (Lundie was bought by Glenfarclas, but still seems to operate independently  which may account for the seemly recent drop in price of existing stock. If you have a Trader Joes near you, buy one before its all gone!

Recommended: Yes, especially for the price.
Notes: Sweet and smooth, little bit of oak
Price: $16 for 750ml

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